Patricky Freire comes fresh off another knockout victory. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Four new fights are now slated to go down as part of Bellator’s inaugural pay-per-view card, including a heavyweight contest between Cheick Kongo and Eric Smith.
Bellator officials Friday announced the matchups, which air live on the Spike TV-broadcast undercard prior to the pay-per-view offering. The show takes place May 17 at Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., and will also see Blagoi Ivanov square off with Alexander Volkov in the Season 10 heavyweight tournament final.
A 155-pound tournament winner will also be crowned on Spike TV, when Patricky Freire battles Marcin Held for a shot at the Bellator lightweight title. Additionally, Goiti Yamauchi and Mike Richman will look to rebound from losses in the featherweight tournament, squaring off in a 145-pound duel to open the Spike TV broadcast.
Those matchups precede a pay-per-view card that is topped by a lightweight title rubber match between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Bellator 120 will additionally showcase two marquee light heavyweight pairings, as Muhammed Lawal and Quinton Jackson lock horns over the Season 10 tournament crown and middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko moves up in weight to take on ex-UFC ruler Tito Ortiz.